Mint-Inspired Sugar Scrubs

All Posts, Bath and Body Projects

Mint-Flavored DIY Body Scrub Recipes

Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Johanna Love

We sure love scrubs over here at Willow and Sage. Salt scrubs, sugar scrubs, body scrubs, facial scrubs — you name it, it’s graced the pages of our publication. There’s nothing quite like refreshing mint added to a scrub; it elevates the recipe and provides numerous benefits. Here are two of our favorite mint-themed scrubs from previous issues.

Multipurpose Deodorizer Tabs You Can Make at Home

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All Posts, Essential Oils

Homemade Deodorizer Tabs

Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Johanna Love

With a toddler and an infant at home, I am no stranger to unpleasant scents. Diaper pails, burp cloths, and stained clothing each bring with it a unique, foul aroma. A smelly diaper pail or trash can has the power to stink up the entire house, and sometimes, taking it out doesn’t remove the odor. These multipurpose deodorizer tabs are designed to sit at the bottom of the container and help keep the air smelling fresh.

Six Reasons to Add Coffee to Your Skin-Care Routine + Simple Coffee Scrub Recipe

All Posts, Bath and Body Projects, Recipes, Self Care

Simple Coffee Scrub Recipe

Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Kim DiMaggio

As the holiday chaos calms and normal life reemerges, we often feel worn out and exhausted. While caffeine can do wonders for our energy levels when consumed, the caffeine found in coffee can also help improve your skin due to its numerous health benefits. Packed with antioxidants, coffee helps combat dull skin all while exfoliating and firming. When applied under the eyes, it can eliminate puffiness and dark circles, helping to brighten your appearance. It also helps to stimulate blood circulation and reduce swelling thanks to its anti-inflammatory nature. There are so many benefits when you include coffee in your skin-care routine.

3 Ways to Create a Festive Atmosphere

All Posts, Autumn, Recipes, Winter


Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Heather Skasick

As we usher in the holiday season, we often invite others into our homes to celebrate and spend time together. An easy way to create a festive atmosphere is with a natural air freshener. There are several ways to do this; here, we highlight three simple options. Each one can be customized to suit your favorite scent blends.

6 Cozy Diffuser Blends for Autumn

All Posts, Autumn, Essential Oils, Winter

Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: L. Katherine Roberts

Here in Southern California, moving from one season to the next happens subtly and often later in the year than other locations. In October and sometimes even November, 80- or 90-degree days aren’t unusual. When the weather does start to cool down and temperatures drop in the evenings, it’s a refreshing breath of cold air. To help encourage this transition in my home, I like to fill the rooms with cozy diffuser blends.

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By reading flourish, you’re not just taking care of your skin. You’re discovering the importance of loving your skin, and everything in-between. flourish is more than just a blog. It’s our way of encouraging everyone to thrive in a healthy and vigorous way – to empower wellness in all aspects of your day-to-day life.